Zone Conference was this week! It is always a blast to have it! I love learning about how we can improve our ways of preaching the Gospel. I also got to see lots of old friends so that was awesome! I will be sending pics and all that jazz.or hymns because jazz is not mission appropriate.
I also got to see the famous Sister Murphy again. She is as gwapa as ever and i still over her very much. As we finally said good bye she kisses her hand real quick smacks my forehead with it and walk away quickly going "I love you!"
She is amazing. it will be a long 11 months without her.
So i just have to say that in the first time in my life I actually have seen the benefits of my personality. You may be saying "What?" Let me explain....
I am a happy person. I smile at like everyone. I dont know why but I jsut like be happy and kind. It jsut makes me happier I guess.
I have been told that people think my personality is fake at first and then they soon realize that I am actually happy and smiley...almost all the time.
What you all dont realize is that when I frown i look like an old man. So I try to never frown because I dont like looking like and old man....
WAIT I AM GETTING OFF TOPIC
So this all relates to our 11 year old investigator. He has been an investigator for i think a year now and the little guy used to be so shy. Used to. I didnt really know how shy he was before because I am just talking to him and trying to get him to laugh. He of course was super shy in our first lesson, but by the second visit he was actually talking to us. I didn't think anything much of it but then his mom is like. "Sister McKendrick, you are the eighth missionary o teach him. He would never talk before. You have helped him overcome his shyness." And then it hit me that maybe me being who I am is sort of a blessing. It's not like the other missionaries before weren't happy and kind but I dont know...I am just happy he isnt shy anymore.
ANYWAYS HE IS GETTING BAPTIZED THIS SATURDAY!
Woohooo I am so happy!
Hey one thing I think you would all like to hear about is this one awesome church in the philippines! It was founded by this one guy who used to be a member of the LDS Church but then he left and then he claimed that he had the same vision Jospeh Smith had and that he is actually a prophet! Anyways this church is pretty exclusive i mean they really only love their religion so it is forbidden for them to learn about other religions. Another thing is that they love to Bible Bash. (Bible Bashing is when you use scriptures from the Bible to prove others beliefs re wrong and you amke the other person feel like and idiot, the LDS Church does not like this so as missionaries we are asked not to do this). So the other day this one guy comes up to us and is asking if we are missionaries and then we are like "yeah!" and well here is our conversation
Him: i am a member of *totally rad exclusive chruch*us: cool!him: Can I share with you our beliefs? us: Actually brother we have an appointment right now-him:where?us: on cyco street?him: what time is your curfew?us: 8 him:why?us:uhh it's from our mission Presidenthim: let me show you where my house is.us: uhhhhim:*leads us to his house that was about 12 steps away*him: what is your number?me: you know what, I forgot it. why dont you give us your numberhim: *writes down his number then says in english* I will wait for you until 8.
OKAY SO YOU KNOW I AM NOT STUPID ENOUGH TO GO INTO THAT HOUSE. SO WE DO NOT DO THAT WE JUST WALK AWAY AND GO TO OUR APPOINTMENT. THE BROTHER WAS WEIRDDDDD.
anyways. I thik that was the gist of my week and I love you all so much!
LINE OF THE WEEKme: *releases giant lizard*me: go home little guy youre free!!!!!Sister Eyslee: you broke his leg